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Meditate!

Source: Meditate! | Great Middle Way

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June 19, 2017

13327396_1727813734174722_8594400825495450700_nThe perfect teaching of the Buddha is not accomplished through mere study.

Dharma without meditation is like dying of thirst while being helplessly carried away by a great river.

Dharma without meditation is like supplying many beings with food and drink, and starving oneself to death.

Dharma without meditation is like dying of a stomach ailment while possessing all the specific remedies.

Dharma without meditation is like counting huge numbers of jewels in treasure stores, without obtaining even one for oneself.

Dharma without meditation is like being born in the court of a royal palace, surrounded by pleasures, without getting any food or drink.

Dharma without meditation is like being a blind artist who paints a picture in the middle of a crowded market, unable to see it oneself.

Dharma without meditation is like being a boatman who takes many people safely across a big lake in which one drowns.

Dharma without meditation is like announcing at a crossroads all the most wonderful things without obtaining any for oneself.

―Flower Arrayed Tree Sutra

 

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